More than anything, I was hoping that Follow the Roar would be a fun read. Next on the list, I thought it would be an encouraging book for anyone feeling a little down on their luck. And I thought I had been successful until a blogger calling herself "Spirit Flower" emailed me the other day to tell me how reading my book has affected her. She chronicles her experience here, at Spirit Flower's Self Transcendence Journal.
Spirit started reading it on Saturday and immediately felt encouraged to not feel bad for herself and be more proactive in life. In her words, "I'll never be a world class golfer, or runner, or engineer; but as a spiritual practitioner, I definitely do the work of a world class mystic." I'm not a big fan of mysticism, but she at least seems to be getting the gist of the book.
But then came Sunday, as she dove further into the book, which led her to write this: "Now here I am reading about Tiger Woods and thinking about how I have no reason to live."
Maybe she just read about the CA Championship where Tiger has 7 lip outs in 28 holes. That was fairly depressing. But Spirit, hang in there. Seriously. Tiger returns for the U.S. Open and, spoiler alert, I guarantee what he did there will only cause you to open up those curtains and realize what a gift this life really is.